• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Examine the impacts of UK retirement migration to the Mediterranean on the source and host regions?

Extracts from this document...


´╗┐Examine the impacts of UK retirement migration to the Mediterranean on the source and host regions? The ageing population from the UK (the source) are migrating in considerable numbers to the Mediterranean (The host) an example of this is Spain, and this had both positive and negative impacts on the source and hosts. There are a number of positives for the source country. One positive is there is less of a burden on the countries services, examples of this being healthcare and housing, with the ageing population moving to the Mediterranean this requires less money to be spent upon an elderly population which invariably need more healthcare treatment and this helps to reduce economic costs. ...read more.


One example of this is the breakup of families as the older population moves away; with grandparents moving abroad this can cause family problems in Britain and can in some cases make families more dysfunctional. The movement of grandparents abroad also take away the possibility of free childcare and this is a negative impact as it requires more economically active workers to be taking time off work and this reduces the amount of money they are earning. Another negative impact of elderly migration is that they aren?t spending there disposable income (the grey pound) ...read more.


However there are also negative impacts on the host countries. One example of this is ex-pat communities getting involved with local politics. This causes resentment by the native local population and this can cause hostilities, which can be seen as a negative impact upon the host countries. Another negative impact on the host nation is ex-pats buying up houses and pricing out the local population, this causes a housing problem within the host country and this can lead to resentment to the ex-pat community and this is a negative impact on the host country. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Population & Settlement section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Here's what a teacher thought of this essay

4 star(s)

A good but somewhat generalised overview of the impact of retirement migration on source and host countries. This answer would be strengthened significantly through the use of specific examples and/or statistics to back up the points being made.
4 stars

Marked by teacher Molly Reynolds 06/06/2013

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Population & Settlement essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Evaluate the potential impact on individuals, communities and cultures of the changing retail structure ...

    4 star(s)

    If the local competition has been driven away individuals have no choice but to just accept what?s on offer at the chain stores.

  2. Marked by a teacher

    Analyse the economic, environmental, social and demographic impacts of migration at both the origin ...

    3 star(s)

    Malaysia has suffered from this and has contracted Indonesians to live, some temporarily, in the country and work on construction projects and agricultural areas. These workers are filling the deficit that was left by Malaysian citizens leaving the country for Singapore and the Far East.

  1. Marked by a teacher

    With reference to one recent major international conflict, access and analyse the geographical impacts ...

    3 star(s)

    In the 1960s, as the Palestinians got more and more frustrated that they did not have their own country, they formed political groups. The PLO (Palestinian Liberation Organisation) had connections to some of the Militant Palestinian groups. The current conflict began in 1987, an Intifada (uprising)

  2. Does quality of life increase as one moves away from CBD of Swansea?

    CBD of Swansea, thus suggesting that the quality of life should be an improvement to the three previous areas of Castle, St. Thomas and Townhill. The environmental survey and photographic evidence suggests that the quality of life does improve as one moves away from the CBD.

  1. The effects of Turkish labour migration to Germany

    Group-related discrimination in areas such as job-seeking or flat-hunting) and unite different ethnic groups. However there have also been positive political impacts. For example the story of Ismail Tipi, who migrated to Germany in 1973 when he was just 13years old, but is now a member of the conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU)

  2. I will discuss the differences and inequalities of China as a nation in its ...

    in Chinese cities, Chinese as a language taking over English and the fact that the country wants 'foreign investment', this clearly shows the attitude has changed and they are becoming a larger, more powerful and wealthy nation with millionaires created each day and sky scrapers growing like weeds.

  1. Geography: Causes of Famine

    Figure 4 shows some of the human processes which have caused famine. Figure 4. Human causes of Famine. Place and Date of Famine Reason for Famine Consequence Of Famine England 1069 Norman Invasion Cannibalism, many died U.S.S.R (especially Ukraine) 1932-34 Collectivization, forced procurements, destruction of livestock by peasants An estimated 5,000,000 died Greece 1941-43 War.

  2. What exactly is an ageing population?

    Problems: 1. Pressure on the pension system ? Today 60% of the working population are paying taxes to support a 16% retirement age population, but by 2030 there will be 56% of the working age population to support a 27% retirement age population.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work